World no. 20 Grigor Dimitrov will lead Bulgaria at the inaugural ATP Cup in January, acting as both like player and captain. Grigor will finish the season in the top-20 for the fourth straight year despite the fact he was barely ranked inside the top-80 ahead of the US Open, finding the necessary fork in New York and Paris to wrap up the year in the elite group.
Grigor has been preparing for the new season at Piatti Tennis Center, hitting with the young Italian star Jannik Sinner and shaping up his game ahead of the clashes against Belgium, Great Britain and Moldova in Sydney. Heading to Monte Carlo in 2018 as world no.
5, Grigor lost in the semi-final to Rafael Nadal before losing ground completely, keeping himself in the top-20 after dropping the points from the ATP Finals 2017 and failing to score the top-20 victory until Roland Garros this May!
After a shoulder injury and only 12 wins in the season, Dimitrov was finally back at his best at the US Open, using a favorable draw in the first rounds and defeating Roger Federer in a thrilling quarter-final before losing the semi-final clash to Daniil Medvedev.
Another notable result for the Bulgarian came at Paris Masters, advancing into the semi-final to secure another year in the top-20 and set eyes on even higher goals in 2020. Jannik Sinner will finish the season inside the top-80 as only the fifth U18 player since 2000 after Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Denis Shapovalov, winning 11 ATP matches and claiming three Challenger titles in Bergamo, Lexington and Ortisei.
Jannik grabbed many records and milestones for 2001 generation and conquered the Next Gen Finals crown in Milan, beating Alex de Minaur in the final and hoping for more of the same in the season ahead of us.